Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chaplin vs. Keaton for President


Politics got you down? Forget about those nasty Democrats and Republicans. Two of the silent cinema's greatest artists have thrown their hats in the ring! America - watch out!

The Porkpie
VS.
The Derby

Meet the Candidates

Charlie Chaplin
Political Party 
The Silent Society

Platform
"I am for people. I can't help it."

Motto
"A day without laughter is a day wasted."

On Immigration
Charlie likes immigrants. In fact, he was one once.



On the Economy
Charlie believes that manufacturing is the way out of the recession. Americans must roll up their sleeves, jump right in there and make things!



On Foreign Relations 
Charlie believes we are all citizens of his world!


But he has a special relationship with the French:


Running Mate and Cabinet
Charlie will surround himself with trusted friends and advisors



First Lady
Edna Purviance



Military Service
Served as an Army Private in WWI:



Other Jobs
Law Enforcement,Cook, Musician



Hobby
Horticulture



Potential Scandal
Has done jail time; has been known to dress in women's clothes



Why you should vote for me
Charlie Chaplin in his own words
"I remain just one thing, and only one thing, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician."


Buster Keaton:

Political Party 
The Deadpan Proletariat

Platform
 2x4, pine

Motto
 "Think slow and act fast."

On Immigration
Buster believes the desert needs water
On the Economy
Buster believes that repairing our infrastructure and strengthening our rail system will boost the economy
On Foreign Relations
Buster thinks it's good for Americans to learn about other cultures
Running Mate and Cabinet:
Buster tends to be a one-man band and does not delegate. Buster takes full responsibility!


First Lady
Brown Eyes
Military Service

Served as a  Confederate Soldier in the CSA and as a US Army Private in WWI (quite an accomplishment)
Other Jobs
Architect, Deep Sea Diver, Projectionist


Hobbies
Sailing and Horseback Riding


Potential Scandals
Has done jail time; has been associated with bomb-throwing anarchists


Why you should vote for me
Buster Keaton in his own words
"Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter."



Charlie or Buster? Let's stop all of that noisy chatter and get one of these men elected!
Cast your vote in the voting booth to the right and 2 flights up
(sorry. voting has closed).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very funny. I wish it were true.

Jan Miner said...

I don't think this is a fair contest. But then, I guess that means "my man" will win. Go Charles!

FlickChick said...

Based on the First Lady choices, Charlie wins. But Buster was always an honest man. Might be a refreshing change.

Anonymous said...

Chaplin vs Keaton - loved it!!

Anonymous said...

Where do I send my fan mail? Funny and oh so true. You are an amazing writer. Keep it up. I want to read more from you.

FlickChick said...

Thank you so much! Just keep reading. Very gratifying.

Terri ( Meterr) said...

In love with Buster LOL!!!!
Glad he won!!!

Terri ( Meterr) said...

In love with Buster LOL!!!!
Glad he won!!!

Tom Degan's Daily Rant said...

I'm sorry. I just can't choose between these two brilliant clowns. I love them both.

http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

Sleep well, Charlie and Buster!

Tom Degan